Happy Monday everyone, and welcome to an all-new AniWeekly! In a dance as old as the industry itself, we’ve seen the anime seasons turn and a whole new slate of shows arise to compete for fans’ hearts and minds. From the gorgeous Ancient Magus’ Bride to the familiar comforts of Love Live! Sunshine!! and Himouto! Umaru-chan R, there’s something for nearly every fan this time around. What are your picks so far, and what shows do you have the highest hopes for?

Anyway, I’m starting to ramble a bit. Let’s dive into the big stories from the week!

In the News

Friends in high places and hot water. Kadokawa President and CEO Shinichiro Inoue took to Twitter to discuss the ongoing Kemono Friends controversy. Inoue explained the events that led up to director TATSUKI’s removal from the franchise, and noted that Kadokawa is talking with Kemono Friends anime studio Yaoyorozu.

Seven stories, told across six movies. The K: Seven Stories website updated with release dates for the project’s six theatrical films. The first movie, K: Seven Stories Episode 1: R:B ~Blaze~, will hit theaters in July 2018. A new trailer was also released, which you can check out below.

My Hero~! (Academia) Funimation confirmed that they will stream the upcoming third season of My Hero Academia. The season will cover the manga’s “Forest School Trip” arc.

Dananananana Batman~! (Now with kung-fu grip!) Studio Kamikaze Douga released a new visual for upcoming movie Batman Ninja. The feature, which is three years in the marking, will be released in 2018.

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The master of teasing makes her entrance. The official Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san (Takagi-san, the Master of Teasing) anime website opened its doors. The site features a teaser trailer and visual, as well as the core cast and crew attached to the show.

A new challenger (or four) appears! The official Girls und Panzer website updated with two new trailers, a visual, and a quartet of character reveals for the first Girls und Panzer das Finale movie. Yumi Hara and Ayane Sakura are among the new cast members.

She’s baaaaaaaaaaack~! During a fan event, news broke that a new Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya anime project is in the works.

Make way for Hajime! The latest issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday revealed that Chinatsu Akasaki will play new character Hajime Owari in the upcoming second season of Dagashi Kashi. The series is slated for a January 2018 première.

Hajime Owari

What’s in the box!? Oh, wait… it’s anime news! A new trailer and visual for Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments hit the web. In addition, news broke that FLOWxGRANRODEO will perform the show’s opening theme song.

We train robots, now! Takara Tomy announced that their “Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion” toy line will receive an anime TV series next year. The series revolves around robots that transform into bullet trains.

We’re a long way from Iscandar, folks. Buckle up. Bandai Visual started streaming the first ten minutes of Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love – Pure Love chapter. The footage is available to all viewers until November 3.


From the AniBlogging Community

Blooms for the magus. Atelier Emily returns to the language of flowers as she looks at The Ancient Magus’ Bride. In her latest feature, Emily takes a close eye to the blossoms and blooms of the show’s first episode, to deduce the hidden subtle meanings that lurk beneath the surface.

Happy 10th, EvaGeeks! Anime site EvaGeeks rang in their tenth anniversary last week! Congrats for reaching the big ten-year milestone! Here’s to another decade.

It’s actually about journalism in gaming. No, really. Frog-kun reflects on his first games writing gig, and the stresses and pressures that come with it. It’s a fascinating read, particularly in the light of the increasingly polarized phase that we’re seeing the games journalism trade tread into.

The ups and downs of an angry reader. Lauren at Otaku Journalist takes a look at the risk-reward world of making readers angry. It’s a fantastic read that breaks down that whole rabbit hole, where angry readers can increase your readership and engagement, but the costs may be far more than anybody bargained for.

Weekly Fun Stuff!

I’m sure I’ve brought this one up at some point, but it’s always pretty impressive. During Japan’s 2015 Self Defense Force Music Festival, the SDF Marching Band put on an impressive routine, which saw the band performing musical pieces from Attack on Titan. The entire display is stunning, from the choreography to the performance itself.